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Datebook 10/08/08: Culinary Historians present ‘Dining in Los Angeles: 1903’

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Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

SATURDAY

Culinary Historians present “Dining in Los Angeles: 1903”: Peek into the culinary history of 20th century dining in Los Angeles, a time when the population grew in numbers and diversity. Charles Perry discusses the health-food movement and ethnic culinary influences. Themed refreshments to be served after the discussion. 10:30 a.m., Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, (323) 663-5407. www.culinaryhistoriansofsoutherncalifornia.org. Free.

SUNDAY

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Glendale Memorial Health Foundation 21st anniversary of Wine & Roses: Join the foundation in a celebration with gourmet foods, fine wines and spirits, a silent auction and live entertainment from musical group Splash. Proceeds to benefit a new education center at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. Black tie optional. 5:30 p.m., Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, 1420 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, (818) 502-2375. www.glendalememorialhospital.org. $200.

MONDAY

“Duck Four Ways” at Campanile: Chef Mark Peel celebrates the birthday of his friend Jack Stumpf (who accompanies him to the Santa Monica Farmers Market every Wednesday) with an all-duck dinner: duck liver with crisp capers; duck consommé with parsnips and basil; roast breast of duck; and duck leg confit. The panna cotta is duck-free. Campanile, 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 938-1447. www.campanilerestaurant.com. $45.

TUESDAY

Alma Rosa Winemaker Dinner @ Brooks: Menu includes wood-grilled California squab, smoked scallop sashimi and seared veal loin, making for a fine-dining feast. Space is limited; reservations recommended. 6:30 p.m., Brooks, 545 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, (805) 652-7070. www.restaurantbrooks.com. $125.

DATEBOOK SPOTLIGHT

SUNDAY

Chateau le Puy Organic Food and Biodynamic Wine Tasting: Nine-course meal created by La Cachette chef-owner Jean Francois Meteigner is designed to complement certified biodynamic Le Puy Wines -- a label since 1610 and featuring soil free of any chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. Courses include blackened ahi tuna and monkfish daube with peas and veal bacon. 6:00 p.m., La Cachette, 10506 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 470-2510. www.lacachetterestaurant.com. $160.


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